Grateful Dead Live at Springfield Civic Center on 1979-01-15
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
2. Jack Straw
3. Jack A Roe
5. Row Jimmy
6. Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues
7. Stagger Lee
Disc 2 Set 2:
1. intro/search for Phil
2. I Need a Miracle >
3. Shakedown Street
4. From the Heart of Me
Disc 3 Set 2 (continued):
1. Terrapin >
2. Playing in the Band >
3. Drums >
4. Serringhetti Jam >
5. Playing in the Band >
6. Casey Jones
7. Johnny B. Goode
Recorded by Steve Rolfe, Section 61 (Front Middle), Row S, Seat 7.
($8.50 Admission). One mic was pointed at the PA (left or right)
and the other at the drums. Rango Keshavan took his master tapes and
put them onto DAT. Jim Wise took those DAT's and ran a
10dB noise reduction and gave the bass a boost @ 125Hz. He then sent
a CD set to Rango, who did the EAC and converted them to SHNs.
Mastered to CD using a Tascam DA302 > HHB 850
- 2007-12-15 01:51:51
- Played back on a Nak DR1 > Sony PCMR500 DAT with SBM ON @ 48KHz > (done by Rango Keshavan) Soundforge > CDR (done by Jim Wise) > EAC > SHN
- Springfield, MA
- Taped by
- Steve Rolfe
- Transferred by
- Jim Wise;Rango Keshavan
- Springfield Civic Center
Subject: Great recording and show
So it the music, at least the 2nd set. This is one of the jammiest shows of an epic tour. The whole Playin' sandwich sequence is out of this world. The Miracle/Shakedown opener is nothing to sneeze at, either.
Subject: Accurate Representation
There are lots of goodies from Jerry throughout. He's pretty hot all the way through.
Interesting and innovative jams.
Even Donna sounds good.
Subject: great show
Subject: Great Soun
Subject: Last Great Jam of Keith-Donna Era
I listenend to the Serengetti jam and if this is one of the last great improvs of the Keith & Donna era, than we are lucky the era is over. I heard nothing special in this jam. It is just a noodlin' Jerryover some drum background with a little Weir mixed in. You are entitled to your opnions, but the jam goes nowhere and is just a little riff Jerry is playing. I liked the show though overall.
Subject: Trouble ahead, lady in red!
You be the judge.
Row Jimmy has Bob and Jerry in a screach fest against each other, with mixed results.
A strong cowboy pairing gets the crowd roaring and then a lethargic Stagger Lee. This seems to be Jerry's mo for this set.After yet another strong start into a rocking Passenger, the ending is a debacle. There is several minutes before they end with a unique Deal which has a really nice pace to it,and features a high spirited vocal ending from Bob and Donna with Jerry joining the fray.
Now onto the extrodinary. Bob starts off asking for Phil whereabouts. He is concerned that aliens have taken him. Luckly they do choose to return him unharmed a couple minutes later.
The Miracle explodes, with the drummers and Phil really lighting the fuse. It exceptional and is totally rockin' and is played out like few others. Jerry is in a total different space and the band is off and running wildly. The transistion into Shakedown is just plain out sick! Phil dominates the mix and they really funk it out.Jerry is in complete control now and back with a vengence.
These two songs alone vault this set into the historic stratosphere of must listen to shows.
Donna seems to struggle through From the Heart of Me, although the ending is nice, and she receives loving praise from the crowd.
The Terrapin> PITB is a 34 minutes tour de force. Jerry is just flat out brilliant in Terrapin, kudos for Donna too. I always like this pairing rather with Terrapin after.
The crowd erupts in joy as they begin a very tight Playin', which has Bobby and Donna in perfect harmony. Phil continues to soar and this set is easily one of Keith's better performance too.
The jam is spacey, melodic and long. Jerry runs are percise and exciting. This then drifts off into drums and then another very cool surprise a full out Serengetti jam. This may be one of the last great improv jams of the Keith and Donna era,it is that good.
This then naturally flows into simply one of the best Playin' reprises of all time.It starts off slow and spacey and builds from there. The entire band is firing on all cyclinders and they nail the reprise perfectly. Bob and Donna are in dream land now. Ofcoarse it is up to Jerry to bring this home like no other and his final runs are incredible!
Now joke folks.
The transition into Casey Jones is awe inspring! The band delivers easily one of the best version since the early 70's.
It is quite special and they rage on it. Bobby evens offers a high pitch " thank you" at the end.
They send us on our way with a smokin JGB.
Sound quality on this recording is amazing and crisp.The second set is easily a 5, but the shows gets a 4 cause of the first.
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